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Nepenthe

48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
+1 831-667-2345
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (307 reviews)
“fries” (191 reviews)
“beet salad” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Once you get done enjoying the spectacular view you can sit down and enjoy some of the finest foods prepared. They offer some excellent wines to pair with your dinner. If the weather is right you can sit outside looking down at amazing view of...More

Thank 89jefferyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

let me start by saying that because of the closures of Highway 1 (PCH), my wife and I had to hike from Pfeiffer State Park to Nepenthe. Although it was a rather difficult hike (about 2 miles elevated hike each way), the end result was...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great hike from a Big Sur Lodge thanks to the bridge closure... This place is rather empty right now because it is not accessible by car unless you are a local. Lots of day-hikers from the campground and bicyclists were with...More

Thank AllOverTheWorld2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Big Sur Icon. Worth a stop if you have never been there before and the parking lot is not full. Which is probably rare. We were lucky because we just hiked there because of the road closure of highway 1. There were relatively few...More

1  Thank deepchi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Post Ranch Inn & walked along Hwy 1 to Nepenthe. Busiest place around with outdoor ping pong, bean bag toss, & chess. Nice, energetic vibe. I ordered the line caught tuna salad sandwich and cole slaw which I enjoyed at the time. However,...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious Lunch with Spectacular Views at Nepenthe in Big Sur. Also important to note that this community was literally washed out in February when mudslides closed a strategic bridge on Highway 1 that will not re-open at least for several more months. Had to park...More

Thank kbaerliny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camping every year in Big Sur since the late 1960's, we were not going to let the downed bridge over Pfeiffer Canyon deter us from our annual trip to Nepenthe. Usually we go for dinner on our last night, but we did not want to...More

3  Thank sjskns
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Nepenthe because we heard that the view was beautiful and it was. However the menu is very limited and extremely expensive. My wife and I split the hamburger because it was recommended by a couple of people. It was good but not...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It was cloudy and foggy when we visited for lunch but we could still feel the grandeur of nature. We had the ambrosia burger & shrimp BLT. Both were excellent!

1  Thank Karen11L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It is more of a challenge to visit at this time, as this area is cut off from vehicular traffic, but the hike is worth it for the marvelous views and well constructed plates that they offer. My Beet salad was a piece of art...More

1  Thank Edward W
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budhall2016
15 May 2017|
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Response from sjskns | Reviewed this property |
As of July 1st, you can. Shuttle from Andrew Molera State Park to the Community bypass trail. The trail beings after a ten minute walk through the campground Dogs are not allowed on the Community Bypass Trail. The trail... More
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Robert G
24 April 2017|
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Response from Erinrafa2014 | Reviewed this property |
Nepenthe is open to locals and Post Ranch guests... the Big Sur area south of the bridge is not open to tourists with the exception of Post Ranch.
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Robert G
24 April 2017|
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Response from kgafill | Property representative |
Nepenthe is open, but access via Highway 1 is not available at this time. Highway 1 is expected to open to the south by end of May and to the north by mid to end of September. Currently, only public access to our area is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2345
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Description
TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Nepenthe is closed until Mid-may due to road closures north and south. But we have a skeleton crew here for the duration cleaning, repainting, repairing, and preparing for the day we are back in business again
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